The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that a subadult female grizzly bear was shot on Saturday, September 19th, 2009.
The bear was shot by an individual while hunting in the Ditch Creek drainage north of Jackson. The incident is currently under investigation. As many big game hunting seasons are now getting underway, Game and Fish officials are reminding hunters that much of Wyoming is bear country and that grizzly bears continue to expand their range south into areas they haven’t inhabited for decades.
These areas include the southern Teton and southern Gros Ventre Ranges and even farther south into the northern Wyoming and Wind River Ranges. At a minimum, hunters are urged to remember five basic
guidelines for preventing conflicts with bears while hunting:
● Hunt with a partner and be especially cautious while calling
● Carry and know how to use bear spray
● Keep a clean camp
● Pack and remove downed game as soon as possible, and
● Do not attempt to scare a bear off of a carcass it has claimed